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Basic Traffic Studies - Online Workshop

October 19-20, 2020

(1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time)

PDHs AVAILABLE

6 Professional Development Hours can be granted for this course. No partial credit available. Attendees must attend at least 90% of the workshop to get 6 PDHs.

Register ONLINE here.

OR:

Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.

WHAT THIS IS ABOUT

The collection and analysis of data is an important step in addressing many traffic engineering issues. This course describes traffic studies related to volumes, delay, and speeds - the three most commonly performed in practice, including speed as it relates to curvature and sight distance. Each of these studies is described in detail, including theory, techniques for data collection, data analysis, and presentation of results. Upon completion of the course, the attendee should

  • understand the nature and use of the various measures,
  • be able to choose the proper equipment and locations for data collection,
  • identify the needed quantities of data to provide valid results, and
  • understand how to develop and present results from the collected data.

This class is a core curriculum requirement for TATE.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for managers, engineers, and technicians responsible for the management, collection, or analysis of traffic data. Basic math skills are required.

INSTRUCTOR

David Metzger
Traffic Engineer, Bristol Metropolitan Planning Organization/City of Bristol, Tennessee
Mr. Metzger works on a variety of issues with the Bristol Metropolitan Planning Organization, such as long-range planning and modeling, as well as crash data statistics collection and analysis. He has been involved with a number of projects with the goal of reducing traffic crashes, especially at intersections. As traffic engineer for the City of Bristol for over 37 years, he has worked over 200 races at the Bristol Motor Speedway and has been involved with the engineering and construction of such projects. His crash analyses have been used by several police agencies to help fulfill their requirements for police accreditation in crash analysis. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Transportation Engineering, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a fellow of ITE and holds P.E. certification in Tennessee and Virginia.

TENNESSEE ACADEMY FOR TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING (TATE)

This course is one of six courses that form the core requirement for the Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering (TATE) certificate. TATE provides continuing education for engineers, planners, designers and technicians. The program focuses on the basic design of transportation facilities, the evaluation of traffic operations, and the collection of data to support various transportation studies. Successful completion of the required curricula of core and elective courses, confers TATE certification. For more information, contact Airton Kohls at 865-974-5255.

AGENDA

Day 1
9:30 - 12:30 pm Eastern
Introduction
Traffic volume studies-Part 1
Traffic volume studies-Part 2

Day 2
9:30 - 12:30 pm Eastern
Traffic speed studies-Part 1
Traffic speed studies-Part 2
Travel time and delay studies

Please inform us if you want to receive credit for the course toward the Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering Certificate.

REGISTRATION

This is a free workshop for all city or county employees. Pre-registration is required. The registration fee for other attendees is $120 per person. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office at least 10 working days in advance. Please note your employment status on the registration form. A course may be canceled if there is low enrollment. Forty-eight hours notice will be given to registrants if a course is canceled.. Register early! Limited enrollment!

Register ONLINE here.

OR:

Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.